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■(TB) 'Bengal Beauty'

1962, Muhlestein

'Bengal Beauty' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1962). Seedling# 114. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-Vl, Rosy-orchid self. 'First Curtain' X 'Pretty Carol'. Tell 1962.

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From Tell’s Gardens catalog, 1962: BENGAL BEAUTY (Muhlestein) Midseason late. 40". (First Curtain x Pretty Carol) Self of bright rosy-orchid or Bengal Rose. Large, wide, lightly ruffled. Heavy stalks, excellent branching. Slight haft markings hardly noticeable. This has exceptional garden value. Standards nicely closed. Good substance. H. C.#114. $35.00
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BENGAL BEAUTY (Muhl. '62\ M.L. 40 in. First Curtain x Pretty Carol. A self of bright rosy orchid or bengal rose. Large, wide, lightly ruffled. Excellently formed flowers on strong, tall, well branched stalks. H.C. 1961. 30.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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